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Cladonia macilenta

Cladonia macilenta


Fruticose lichen. Podetia usually small, often about 1cm in height, cylindrical, blunt-tipped, unbranched or, at most, sparsely branched, grey, podetial surface powdery-sorediate, often with a few small squamules below; basal squamules relatively small, incised, grey, becoming grey-green when damp; apothecia red, button-like on the tips of the podetia. Widespread and locally common but easily overlooked on damp stumps and tree-bases, often with C. coniocraea, and on wooden fence-posts.


Spotted on a granite rock wall.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired.

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arlanda 8 years ago

Gracias Eulalia

arlanda 8 years ago

It is not the same lichen, Rieko. Although they look similar, they are different.
Actually, Cladonia cristatella only appears in North America, as far as I know, At least there is not such here in Spain. Still, cladonias are very tricky and many of them can only be distinguish by microscopy

RiekoS 8 years ago

Now, I am confused. Is this the same as my spotting?
I was tald that this is British Soldier Lichen.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Fantástico trabajo.

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O Saviñao, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Oct 28, 2012

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